Former Speaker of the House of Representative Newt Gingrich makes the critical argument that America must be great. After you read this article you will see that the emphasis is on the MUST part of the sentence. It all is predicated on the issues that the Nation is facing against globalization, for one thing. Then there are forces on the move in the world that will have to be reckoned with in the future. Mr. Gingrich lays it all out for you here.
As Written By Newt Gingrich for Fox News:
Watching the world from Rome in Italy, I have been struck by how many things happening across the globe are radically different from our previous expectations and past analyses. In fact, they are so different that none of the patterns and models I have learned in the past can accommodate them.
The more I have thought about the current period of rapid change, uncertainty and reaction our world is living through, the more I am convinced that we are closer to Alvin Toffler’s concept of future shock than any traditional pattern we have commonly understood and accepted.
Human history is an ever-changing ecosystem that is constantly evolving, reacting and adapting with the passage of time. Toffler argues in his book “Future Shock” that the world has an adaptive range – a particular amount of change it is capable of implementing within a certain timeframe.
There are times throughout history when worldly change is collectively methodical and slow – below the adaptive range threshold – leading to a period of boredom and stagnation. When the acceleration of change is above the adaptive range threshold, the world experiences what Toffler calls future shock.
The world is currently overwhelmed with the pace of social, technological, and political change that is…….
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